CARTIER "PENDULETTE DE VOYAGE A REPETITION
A QUARTS, BONS SOUHAITS"
Cartier, "Bons Souhaits", No. 1436. Made circa 1908.
Very fine and very rare, quarter-repeating, silver, gold, enamel
and agate-set, eight-day going desk clock.
Rectangular silver with white champleve enameled borders,
beaded and laurel mounts, the top and four pillars decorated
with translucent violet guilloche enamel, the base with gold
paillon wreaths, bezel decorated with white champlevé enamel
and yellow gold dots, the front, side panels and back door set
with panels of polished agate, sugar-loaf amethyst repeat button,
back door with cabochon quartz pull, raised on bun feet.
White enamel with the words "Bons Souhaits" in place of
numerals, outer painted gold dot minute indexes. Pierced gold
circle and arrow hands.
Gilt brass probably by Nocturne, No. 678, rectangular with
going barrel, frosted and gilt platform with straight-line lever
escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel
Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs
activated by the amethyst push-piece at the top.
Case punch signed Cartier and numbered on the base.